Current MA and PhD Students

The following are select sociology graduate degree candidates.


Yuki Asahina, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Yuki Asahina

Email yukiasah@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Economic Inequality and Insecurity, Labor, Globalization and Neoliberalism, Social Movements, Japan and Korea

Advisor: Patricia Steinhoff

Samantha DeLine, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Samantha DeLine

Email sdeline@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Military Sociology, Sociology of Health and Healthcare, Qualitative methods, Stigma and Mental Health

Advisor: Krysia Mossakowski

Philipp Dembicki, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Philipp Dembicki

Email pdembick@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Crime, Migration, Quantitative Methods

Advisor: Manfred Steger

Rachel Engel, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Rachel Engel

Email rengel@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Race, Ethnicity, Colorism, Southeast Asia

Advisor: Jennifer Darrah

Jon Fernquest, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Jon Fernquest

Email jonfernq@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: State Killing and Society, History of Extrajudicial Killing in the Philippines, Ideologies of Solitary Music-Making and the Chinese Guqin, the Sanskrit-Pali Imaginary of Punishment and Warfare

Advisor: David Johnson

Rumika Hillyer, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Rumika Hillyer

Email rumika@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Migration, Food, Transnational Families, Japanese-Brazilian

Advisor: Patricia Steinhoff

Joseph Johnson, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Joseph Johnson

Email jhjohn@hawaii.edu

Program: MA

Research Interests: Sexual & Gender Minorities (LGBT+), Physical & Digital Spaces, "Counter-Public" Spaces, Homophobia, Heteronormativity, Social Media, Northeast Asia, Mixed Methods Scholarship

Advisor: Wei Zhang

Alexandra Kisitu, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Alexandra Kisitu

Email kisitu@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Medical Sociology, Health Lifestyles, Childbirth, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Hawaii-Based Issues Around Midwifery

Advisor: Krysia Mossakowski

Hannah Liebreich, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Hannah Liebreich

Email hannahli@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Gender Violence, Community Sociology, Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory

Advisor: Meda Chesney-Lind

Sizhe Liu, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Sizhe Liu

Email liusizhe@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Sociology of Mental Health, Sociology of China, Quantitative Methods

Advisor: Wei Zhang

Ellen Meiser, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Ellen Meiser

Email emeiser@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Social Psychology, Emotions, Identity, Public Sociology, and Criminology

Advisor: David Johnson

Nathalie Rita, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Nathalie Rita

Email nprita@hawaii.edu

Program: PhD

Research Interests: Migration and Mobility Studies, Global and Transnational Sociology, Race and Racism

Advisor: Nandita Sharma